Suwannee Democrat


February 13, 2014

Restaurant burglarized in White Springs

Jasper — Family Traditions Restaurant in White Springs was the scene of a break-in and burglary on Thursday, Feb. 6, according to an incident report from the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO).

The report states that on Feb. 6, just after 6 a.m., HCSO dispatch received a call in reference to a burglary at Family Traditions Restaurant, 16874 Spring St., White Springs. The restaurant is co-owned by Kimberly and Pete Crowder and Neal and Lori Stormant.

A deputy was dispatched to the scene and reports show that he spoke to Howard Payne Crowder. Crowder stated that when employees opened the restaurant that morning they realized the building had been broken into.

Crowder told the deputy that it looked as if the suspect(s) gained entry through an air vent and then kicked through some ceiling tiles to get inside the building.The suspect(s) reportedly pried open the office door and made off with $310 and an iPad, before exiting out the back door of the business, which Crowder said was wide open when he arrived that morning. No other items appeared to have been stolen, according to the victims, reports state.

The scene was processed and photographs were taken. The suspect(s) face first and third degree felony charges in the burglary. The incident is still under investigation, according to HCSO.

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